09/22/14 9:56am

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.


09/22/14 9:35am

Part of the Complete Streets Design Guidelines

The City of Alexandria is updating the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and developing Complete Streets Design Guidelines.  The update of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will include an evaluation of existing conditions, constraints and needs, as well as a review of existing policies, goals and objectives. The Plan will identify short and long-term projects to make walking and biking safer in Alexandria.  As part of this project, Complete Street Design Guidelines are being developed to ensure that Alexandria’s streets are serving the needs of all users.

Stakeholders are encouraged to give feedback using an interactive crowdsourcing map that allows users to identify where they would like to see pedestrian and bicycle improvements and locations for future Capital Bikeshare stations.  In addition, stakeholders can fill out an online survey.  The survey and the map are available in English and Spanish.

The first public meeting for the project will be held on Tuesday, September 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Minnie Howard Campus of TC Williams High School located at 3801 West Braddock Road in Alexandria. 

For more information about this project, visit this link or contact Steve Sindiong, Principal Transportation Planner at Steve.Sindiong@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4047.

09/22/14 9:27am
Potomac Greens in Alexandria, Virginia

The National Park Service and City of Alexandria are completing an invasive species control project in Potomac Greens Park, 700 Carpenter Road in Alexandria, Virginia. Foliar herbicide will be applied to the natural areas along park trails to eliminate invasive species and allow native vegetation to grow. The herbicide is a surfactant-free glyphosate product appropriate for use in wetlands and includes a non-toxic tracer dye to assist the certified applicators as they work.

The applications will occur during the week of September 22. Residents will see crews at work during the daytime.

For your safety, please use extra caution when moving around the park. The herbicide dries in 4 hours and is safe 24 hours after application.

For additional information or questions about the project, contact Robert Taylor, Division Chief, with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4641.

09/22/14 9:15am

Oakville Triangle in Alexandria Virginia

The 6th Oakville Triangle-Route 1 Corridor Advisory Group-Community meeting will be held TONIGHT from 7:00-9:00 PM at Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue. Advisory Group meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. The meeting agenda and the summary from the August 18 meeting will be posted on the website at this link.

Please visit the Oakville Triangle and Route 1 Corridor website at this link for background on the study area, information about the planning process, and ongoing updates. For additional information or to get involved, contact Amy Friedlander at 703-746-3858.

09/22/14 9:00am
Pork Barrel BBQ

Diva Q and the folks from Travel Channel’s ‘BBQ Crawl’ will be at the restaurant, located at 2312 Mt. Vernon Ave. in the Del Ray area of Alexandria. The show airs Wednesdays. No word when the show will run.

09/21/14 12:24pm

REMINDERPlease consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the name of your pet and the neighborhood where you live.

For today’s pet photo of the day, here is Daisy who lives at Carlyle Towers in Alexandria, Virginia. To see more pet photos, visit this link.

Pet photo of the Day

09/21/14 12:17pm

For our Sunday Brunch links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.